OK, Jesus Christ, enough! I’m posting the new polling results about Arkansans’ attitudes toward health care reform that are floating around today, since I’ve had like six people send them to me this morning.
The Tarrance Group, a GOP political consulting firm, polled Arkansans with a battery of questions related to Obamacare, in mid-August, and came back with a wealth of results that, in general, suggest a great deal of skepticism among Arkansas voters when it comes Democratic plans for health care reform.
The poll was conducted on behalf of Patients United Now, and the key finding is in the slide above, which notes that most respondents aren’t convinced that the Dem health care reform plans will benefit them or their families.
Say, here’s a nutty idea: What if…try to follow me here…what if the Obamacare crowd actually tried to convince people of the merits of their plan, instead of constantly criticizing and insulting and whining about those who dissent from their proposals? Oh, never mind, that’s an insane idea. I don’t know what I was thinking.
If you want the full report, click on over to the Tarrance Group site and click on the links at the top of the page.
Last month, Roby Brock at Talk Business polled key questions about Arkansans’ attitudes toward their own health care, and found that 86 percent were “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with their current health care. The Tarrance Group’s findings are of a piece with Roby’s results.
Distrustful of the Tarrance Group’s partisan lean? Then keep an eye on Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm that teases upcoming Arkansas numbers via Twitter with a note that “less than half of white dems [in Arkansas] are with Obama on health care.”
And in a weekend analysis, the AP’s Andrew Demillo explored Arkansas’ emergence as a “battleground” in the health care reform debate.